(CNSNews.com) – GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday” that it was “typical of the Left” to blame pro-lifers speaking out against Planned Parenthood harvesting aborted baby body parts for the fatal shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.
“This is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing the messenger, because they don't agree with the message. The vast majority of Americans agree, what Planned Parenthood is doing is wrong,” said Fiorina.
Robert Lewis Dear opened fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, killing a police officer and two civilians. He is set to make his first court appearance on Monday, according to the Associated Press. A law enforcement official told the AP that Dear said “no more baby parts” after he surrendered to police.
When asked for her reaction to the shooting, Fiorina said it was a “tragedy,” and “nothing justifies this.”
“Presumably this man, who appears deranged, if nothing else, will be tried for murder, as he should be, but it’s a tragedy, especially on a holiday weekend,” she said.
“You have been one of the toughest critics, as we've said, of Planned Parenthood's alleged harvesting of body parts, selling them for fetal research. Some of the pro-choice advocates are saying language like yours, not specifically singling you out, but language like yours, has incited violence. I’d like to get your reaction to that,” host Chris Wallace said. “But also, what is it that you would you say to protesters, people outside these clinics, about the limits of their opposition?”
“Well, first, it is not alleged. Planned Parenthood acknowledged several weeks ago that they would no longer take compensation for body parts, which sounds like an admission that they were doing so,” said Fiorina.
“Secondly, this is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing the messenger, because they don't agree with the message,” she said. “The vast majority of Americans agree, what Planned Parenthood is doing is wrong, and that's why the vast majority of Americans are prepared not only to defund Planned Parenthood, but also to stop abortion for any reason at all after five months.”
“So, what I would say to anyone who tries to link this terrible tragedy to anyone who opposes abortion or opposes the sale of body parts is, this is typical left-wing tactics,” Fiorina added.
When asked what she would say to protesters who are outside the clinics and oppose it, Fiorina said, “Well, any protesters should always be peaceful, whether it's Black Lives Matter or pro-life protesters, protesters should always be peaceful and respectful.”